What is ChangeMakers‘ON about?

Nowadays is more than popular to speak about global change, social impact, social innovations and a lot of different social things leading us to social entrepreneurship. But... the biggest challenge is - HOW to make this "social good" PROFITABLE and how to build the SUSTAINABLE business model at the same time creating the significant IMPACT? Too many tasks... be INNOVATIVE, be SOCIAL, be RESPONSIBLE, be... be.... ChangeMakers’ON is the very first International social start-up weekend - made with passion, love and good will of experienced partners in Lithuania. It is not only an event – it’s also a movement which was created to empower young and initiative adults to create social good and innovations. ChangeMakers'ON doesn't like small talks and ideas "on the paper". ChangeMakers'ON was born to have a REAL RESULT in your hands. In other words - Bring (in) your Idea - Enjoy your time working hard during weekend - Bring (out) your social business - Become social entrepreneur ; ) Would you like to join us? : )

Bring (IN) your Idea - Enjoy your time working hard during weekend - Bring (OUT) your social business - BECOME social entrepreneur

Experts supporting you

Simona Šimulytė

CEO @ European Social Entrepreneurship and Innovative Studies Institute

Eitvydas Bingelis

Vice minister @ Republic of Lithuania Ministry of Social Security & Labor

Simonas Kairys

Deputy Mayor @ Kaunas City Municipality

Gintarė Skaistė

The committee of Social affairs and Labour @ LR Parliament

Cedric Charpenet

Co-Founder @Keiser&Charpenet & Board Member @Virtual Empire & Aloe Drink4Life

Saulius Šukaitis

Managing director @ Strategic Media Agency "Vizeum"

Jurgita Šiugždinienė

Associate Professor & Vice Rector for Studies @ Kaunas University of Technology

Kotryna Stankute

Director @ Global Lithuanian Leaders

Justinas Katkus

Co-founder & CEO @ FACTOBOTICS

Frank Heemann

Managing Partner @ bnt attorneys-at-law

Thomas Solupajev-Ronlev

Co-founder & Sales Director @ Factobotics

Aidas Baubonis

Co-Founder & Chief Engineering Officer @ SCEMS France & BaltMatas

Raminta Pasiukevičienė

Founder & CEO @ Gourmet studija

Justinas Jarusevičius

Alumni of Harvard Law School
Senior Associate @ Motieka & Audzevičius

Monika Juknienė

PM @ social business accelerator SOCIFACTION

Tadas Blaževičius

Business Development Director @ Alwark Group

Donata Baubonienė

Co-founder & CFO @ SCEMS France & BaltMatas

Vaidas Pilkauskas

Founder & CEO @ Kas Vyksta
Social Entrepreneur

Urtė Žukauskaitė - Zabukė

Project Development @ National Institute for Social Integration

Dovile Charpenet

Founder of MyGate2Success
Life Coach for Confidence&Motivation

Nicolas Hazard

Senior consultant @ Big4

Ugnė Urniežiūtė

Director @ State Enterprise “Kaunas In”

Gytenis Galkis

CEO @ Blue Lime Labs

Ingrida Palaimaitė

Project coordinator @ Transparency International

Vaidotas Trinkūnas

Assoc.Prof.Dr.of Technological Sciences
CEO @ Distance Learning Centre VGTU

Neringa Stroputė

Social entrepreneurship CPO @ Enterprise Lithuania

Kristina Mačianskytė

Managing partner for Lithuania region @ Rigas Piensaimnieks

Donatas Smailys

CEO @ KTU Startup Space

Karolina Savickaitė

Senior Audit Associate @ Big4

Paulius Rimavičius

Board Member @ Noriunoriunoriu.lt

Marius Čiuželis

Managing partner @ MC Investments

Karolis Grikšas

Senior Risk Assurance Associate @ Big4

Povilas Riauba

Founder & CEO @ Dony media

Aistė Ragauskaitė

Senior manager @ Centre for Enterpreneurship Development

Aurelijus Rimkus

Head of corporate clients @ Orion Securities

More coming soon : )

How many of us are experienced @?

Social Business Development - How to make it profitable
Social Innovations - Product Development & IT & Engineering
Global impact & Sustainability
Law & Regulations & Transparency

ChangeMakers‘ON commits:


You are not alone in this! We‘re here to work with you together so we all not only feel good but also do good.


We‘re going to “provide“ you all the needed human resources. That way we ensure you‘re going to be productive every single hour


Speaking about human resources, our mentors are the best at what they do. You can ask them anything, they are that good (please don‘t steal them).


Now every smart person knows that you work better when you‘re happy. And when is a person happy? When his belly is full, duh! Don‘t worry, we‘ll keep you happy with food, snacks and coffee ; )


Rome wasn‘t built in a day. That means that even our expert mentors had failures in their lives. We‘re going to share with you our success & failures.


This is the most important part: we‘re going to build a social profitable business model together with you and shake up the world a bit.



“Bridge for Billions” is an online incubator for early-stage ventures. They are enablers of progress and agents for change. The platform provides mentorship and tools for startups from anywhere around the world. ChangeMakers’ON winners will get 3 months incubation on their platform.

1.500eur VOUCHER x 1 Team

Voucher for legal BNT services which includes:
legal services worth 1 500 EUR
20% discount for a period of 24 months on our standard legal fees for services rendered through bnt Vilnius office.

TRAININGS x 1 Team Leader

Transparency International established a prize which could help any startup: placement in the full-day intensive private sector accountability training during Transparency International School on Integrity (www.transparencyschool.org).


Winners will be awarded with a 3-months incubation package from KTU “Startup Space”. With help of "Startup Space" team, mentors, and community - your team will get a boost to validate the model of your social business idea.

ChangeMakers'ON CAMP x 1 Team

One team will be invited to take part in summer camp. Full of trainings, working on your social strat-up. Meeting different social entrepreneurs.

Certificate of ChangeMaker x Every Team

Every ChangeMaker will be awarded with certificate issued by Kaunas University of Technology and European Social entrepreneurship and Innovative Studies Institute.

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@ ChangeMakers’ON we will have:

Changemakers (more than)
Social business models developed
Hours of innovating & Work & Fun
portions of Healthy & Tasty Food (more than)

Sounds like a GREAT PLAN for the weekend

FRIDAY 24 February 2017 @ Valley „Santaka“ (K. Baršausko g. 59, Kaunas)

16:00 – 17:00 Registration
17:00 – 17:30 Welcome speech
17:30 – 17:45 Success & Failures
17:45 – 18:15 Panel discussion "Social innovations. What is the reason to focus on?"
18:15 – 18:30 "Rules of the game"
19:00 – 20:00 Pitches & Q&A’s
20:00 – 21:00 Dinner & Networking
21:00 – …… Let's go for it. The game has just started

SATURDAY 25 February 2017 @ Laisvės al., Kaunas)

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee&breakfast
09:00 - 09:15 Briefing. “What do we expect from you?”
09:15 - 13:00 Innovate&Work&Fun
(Grab your lunch 12:00 - 14:00)
13:00 - 15: 00 #Checkpoint1
15:00 - 18:00 Innovate&Work&Fun
18:00 - 20:00 #Checkpoint2
20:00 - ..... Innovate&Work&Fun
(Grab your dinner 19:00 - 21:00)

SUNDAY 26 February 2017 @ Laisvės al., Kaunas)

08:30 – 09:00 Coffee&breakfast
09:00 – 09:15 Briefing. Tips and trick.
09:15 – 13:00 Innovate&Work&Fun
(Grab your lunch 12:00-14:00)
13:00 – 15:00 #Checkpoint3
15:00 – 18:00 Innovate&Work&Fun
18:00 – 20:00 Final Pitches
20:00 – 21:00 Awards & Dinner

MONDAY 27 February 2017 @ home

08:30 – 09:00 Sleeping
09:00 – 13:00 Still sleeping
13:00 – 15:00 We‘re hope you‘re not still sleeping. Wake up? It‘s missed your coffee time
15:00 – 18:00 Realizing you created something good
18:00 – 20:00 You‘re happy. Because CMON you may have started to change the world !
20:00 – 21:00 Realizing it‘s Monday
21:00 – …….. Gotta work!

Are you ready to become a ChangeMaker?

“MUST 2 know”. changemaker – Just go4it!

First – double check personal requirements. If you meet eligibility criteria below, than you can definitely handle with all terms and conditions : ) Every single ChangeMaker must meet requirements for eligibility:

1. You WANT to live in a better World
2. YouARE ABLE to recognise global challenges and problems we are facing to
3. You HAVE "burning" eyes for to make a real impact for the society
4. You WANT to solve social problems
5. You BELIEVE - that all together we can make a change
6. You WANT to become a social entrepreneur
7. You WANT to create and innovate
8. You WANT to have a lot of fun while creating something good for the society
9. You WANT to go for it and are able "not to close" your eyes while the problem is not solved
10. You SPEAK English

11. You have and IDEA or
12. You don't have an idea - but WANT to JOIN
13. You have a TEAM or
14. You don't have a TEAM
Would you like to join as organiser?
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